Foundation awards seven grants
Goessel Community Foundation gave $2,400 in grants to seven community organizations April 27.
The foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, awarded the grants at a recognition dinner hosted by the foundation board.
- $900 from the Goessel Senior Endowment fund to Bethesda Home to supplement expenses for the Friendship Meal program.
- $300 from the Impact Fund to Goessel Elementary School for literacy kits and supplies for children ages birth through 5 who attend the Early Learning Family Engagement Night.
- $300 from the Impact Fund to Tabor Church for supplies for Goessel Community Day Camp this summer.
- $300 from the Impact Fund to Goessel Public Library to help fund STEAM after-school activities.
- $250 from the Impact Fund to Mennonite Heritage and Agriculture Museum for the Bridge Repair Project.
- $250 from the Impact Fund to Goessel Fire Department for safety equipment.
- $100 from the Impact Fund to Tabor Food Pantry for purchasing supplies and Keith’s Foods cards needed by the pantry.
Ron Flaming, now living in North Newton, spoke about how values he learned growing up in Goessel influenced his lifelong career pursuits. He is a leadership coach whose primary clients are international agencies and organizations.
The foundation’s goal is to raise an additional $65,000 by the end of 2020 to raise the Endowed Impact Fund to $125,000, which would provide up to $5,000 grant awards each year.
Last modified May 1, 2019